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Workers’ rights for French ‘Temptation Island’ contestant

A French court has ruled that three contestants from the French version of Temptation Island have the right to be treated as salaried workers. The judge awarded them €11,000 each and ruled that the former contestants were entitled to full employment contracts, which includes overtime, holidays and damages for wrongful dismissal upon elimination from the show, which could change the game for ousted reality TV contestants.
June 4, 2009

A French court has ruled that three contestants from the French version of Temptation Island have the right to be treated as salaried workers. The judge awarded them €11,000 (US$15,000) each and ruled that the former contestants were entitled to full employment contracts, including overtime, holidays and damages for wrongful dismissal upon elimination from the show, which could open the door for lawsuits from other ousted reality TV contestants.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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